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DevOps Hiring Success

At Liatrio, the interviewing and hiring process isn’t fast, and DevOps hiring success doesn’t come easily. Not every candidate fits the bill, and that’s how it should be.


At Liatrio, the interviewing and hiring process isn’t fast, and DevOps hiring success doesn’t come easily. Not every candidate fits the bill, and that’s how it should be. The way we interview and hire DevOps staff is different, and it’s certainly not for everyone. We’re looking for highly skilled, detail-oriented, outside-the-box thinkers who value problem solving and teamwork. Just as importantly, they need to be discerning. They won’t work for just anyone.

As the DevOps world is rapidly changing, our interviewing and hiring process is also constantly evolving. But one thing remains the same – mutuality is key. DevOps hiring success means the candidate should fit Liatrio, and Liatrio should fit the candidate. Some candidates are taken aback by our 6-phase interview process. The right candidates quickly come to appreciate how it gave them the baseline knowledge they needed about who we are and how we work.

The right candidates also understand that culture is a pillar of our working environment. [As part of our DevOps hiring practices, we embrace DevOps core values: Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing (CAMS).] The number one expectation we have for any candidate is frequent and responsive communication. As a small consulting firm, we’re constantly working with clients on challenging projects across time zones. Team members must keep each other in the loop at every turn.

To that end, we model collaboration and open communication right at the start of the interview process. Many candidates have questions or thoughts to share. They want clarification on roles and responsibilities, share thoughts on how we can improve processes or even want to suggest better ways to set up the Technical Exercise. When they have feedback, we want to hear about it.


Ultimately, DevOps hiring success isn’t fast or easy. We have spent a lot of time honing our craft, and the resulting process helps every member of our team understand how to talk about our work in a clearer, more meaningful way. DevOps can be hard to define and discuss, and we’re always evolving the conversation. The Liatrio way of interviewing and hiring candidates refines our thinking and makes us better practitioners of DevOps solutions.

And along the way we hire some of the best employees the industry has to offer. The best part is that these employees are excited to work for us and prepared to step in and serve our clients. Our clients, in turn, benefit from partnering with a team aligned in their desire and capability to provide exceptional DevOps support. It’s a win-win-win.

Learn how we hire exceptional engineers who fit our culture by reading our last three posts, which introduce our hiring process and provide step-by-step details about our interviewing process and hiring process.

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About Liatrio

Liatrio is a collaborative, end-to-end Enterprise Delivery Acceleration consulting firm that helps enterprises transform the way they work. We work as boots-on-the-ground change agents, helping our clients improve their development practices, react more quickly to market shifts, and get better at delivering value from conception to deployment.